TARUMBA CURRENCY 5, DRC

Photographs © Tim Hamill

TARUMBA, CURRENCY "SPEAR" 5, 54", $200, SOLD, DRC

Forms like this iron shaped "weapon" or blade were recognized and used by the Tarumba and Likele people as a bride price.

This one is much too thin to have ever been intended as a functional weapon and is not sharp.

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